The most basic items which are used for the maintenance, styling and grooming of hair are the hair styling combs and brushes. These are very popular among women because they are easily available and of immense use. Brushes and combs are available in a wide array of shapes, styles and sizes. Various kinds of these items are used for various purposes. For instance, combs with wider teeth are used to untangle the hair knots and to give it a broader style. The combs with thinner teeth are also used for styling, although in this case the styling done is fine. Additionally, all manners of combs are used to dislodge foreign particles, dandruff and lint from the hair. One thing you should remember is that no matter which kind of comb you choose, you should use it gently. This is important because you do not want to strain the tresses in case they get entangled with the teeth. If this happens, the tresses can get pulled off with a great degree of pain. One thing we forget in the use of combs and brushes is that, like everything, these needs cleaning. Ideally, you should do this once a month. Just dip them in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes and these will be cleaned without the use of much scrubbing.
The second most common item used for grooming hair is the flat iron. This is an instrument powered by electricity or battery and is used for changing the hair structure. It uses a high amount of heat to do this and therefore the styling is done quickly. A flat iron is of two basic types, the straightening iron curling iron. The curling iron, as you may guess by the name, is used to make curls in the hair. Straightening iron, on the other hand, is used to make the hair straight. It is hard to tell which one is more popular. While you may seem more and more women, especially the younger ones, opt for straight hair, curled tresses are also popular. It all depends on individual choices, preferences and tastes.
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The third popular Keratin Smoothing Treatment instrument used is the hair dryer. After taking a bath or after making you're rather unmanageable hair wet for styling, you hardly have the time to wait for it to dry. The alternative is the hair dryer. This is an instrument running on electricity and gives out a gust of continuous hot air. Generally, it is shaped like a gun with the nozzle at the upper end. Just point it at your hair, press the button and the hot hair shall come as long as you keep pressing the button. Many of the earlier versions of this product used to make a lot of noise. Contemporary ones do not. Hair dryers are convenient to use and offer you a chance to dry out your hair fast when you are pressed for time.